My latest story is at the point where I'd like to get some feedback from some beta readers. A beta reader gets to read a book before it's published (generally, before it's even gone to the publisher) and - this is the important part - gives feed back to the author about anything in the story that needs improvement. I had some really wonderful beta readers for the David & Gun series, but as “Worlds Apart” is a very different story, I thought it was time to seek out new blood.
Here's a short summary of this latest book:
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The story centers on James 'Jim' Li, a steady, down-to-earth guy who works as a financial analyst for a Silicon Valley technology firm. One day Jim meets Jon Franklin, a brilliant young man who has just sold some patent rights to Jim's company. The shy boy genius seems instantly attracted to Jim, who resists getting involved with a geek. But Jim isn't able to resist Jon's charms, and his need, for long. The two practically fall into a relationship that seems to be going well until Jon becomes obsessed with an idea he's working on, and then disappears.
The story opens in the year 2020, more than five years after Jon's disappearance, when it seems that Jon has reappeared, in a spaceship on it's way to earth. The book alternates between the present-future, with the events surrounding Jon's return, and past scenes of the relationship between he and Jim. Jon's return raises many questions, one of which is, is it really Jon?
If you're interested in being a beta reader, please use the contact form to let me know. Be sure to give me a valid email address where I can contact you and send the manuscript. There's no specific deadline for this book, yet, but I would like to have a feedback in by the end of February, so please keep that in mind when considering whether or not you want to be a beta reader.